Thank you! – Kevin Bentley

The Magdalene Telephone Campaign has now come to a close, and I want to thank everyone who participated in making it a success.  I think our excellent team of student callers have put it far better than I ever could, and have been tremendous ambassadors for the College.  It isn’t always the easiest thing to … Continue reading Thank you! – Kevin Bentley


The Telephone Campaign Awards – Elise Larkin

As our two weeks of calling draw to a close, it is time to reflect on the highs and lows of this year’s campaign. I want to take the opportunity in this final blog post to recognise the various members of our calling team, and the individual areas in which they have excelled. For this … Continue reading The Telephone Campaign Awards – Elise Larkin

Susannah Williams

I made the decision to apply for the Telephone Campaign back in Michaelmas because I thought it would be a good way to do some fundraising of my own. This summer I’m going to be one of a group of students on an annually-held trip that supports a community centre in Ndola, Zambia, and so … Continue reading Susannah Williams


The 10 Stages of a Typical Calling Session (in Snapchat Filters) – Polly Thompson

For the uninitiated, Snapchat is an app that allows you to send pictures to your friends, often with captions attached or weird filters applied. The pictures are deleted by the app after 10 seconds, so you can be sure that whatever embarrassing photos you send to your friends will never be seen again...unless they manage … Continue reading The 10 Stages of a Typical Calling Session (in Snapchat Filters) – Polly Thompson


Colin Berry

Hi, my name is Colin, I am a third-year medical student and this is my second year of the telephone campaign. Today marked our final full day of calling. Well beyond the half-way point of the campaign, the team has certainly gotten into the swing of things: coffee to hand, pen and paper at the … Continue reading Colin Berry


Natalya Kahn

Hello! My name is Natalya and this is my first telephone campaign. After the two days’ training, I picked up the phone with great trepidation and began to call my first few alumni; I needn’t have worried because that night I only got through to voicemails. Things could only get better from there and, after … Continue reading Natalya Kahn


Ray Aun Fan

Hello! I’m Ray Aun, a return caller for the 2016 telephone campaign! Some of you may be wondering why somebody would be so keen to return as a caller? Well, the same question gnawed at me during the first few days of calling when all I received was a string of voicemails and “The person … Continue reading Ray Aun Fan